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Quote of the Week

"Consumers lose when drugmakers are able to delay competition by paying off generic manufacturers."
JOANNE HANDY, BOARD MEMBER, AARPp. 47

June 8, 2009

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Highlights

Cover Story

Process Chemistry

For pharma, cost-efficient and greener chemistry go hand in hand; firms work with academia to train process development researchers. (pp. 13, 23)

Government & Policy

Rethinking Grant Programs At NSF (Member Content)

Chemistry Division realigns programs to capture how science is done. (pp. 44-46)

Science & Technology

NOBCChE's Gateway To Science

Black chemists and chemical engineers meet in St. Louis for annual conference. (pp. 58-60)

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News Of The Week

ACS Honors Hach Family's Legacy p. 7

Washington, D.C., headquarters is now the Clifford & Kathryn Hach Building.

Impact Of GM's Bankruptcy p. 8

Action further resigns chemical makers to lower demand from a smaller U.S. auto industry.

Another One-Atom-Thick Material p. 8

Boron nitride joins graphene on list of thinnest free-standing crystals.

Academic Hiring Of Women p. 9

Study finds no discrimination, but women have to apply.

Clarion Call For Marine Life p. 9

Global CO2 emissions must be cut enough to halt ocean acidification, science panel warns.

Targeted Drugs Get Traction p. 10

Drug firms announce advances in personalized medicine at oncologists' meeting.

Palladium(III) Debut p. 10

Pd(III) complexes are actors on the catalysis stage.

Exploiting Cortistatins' Essence p. 11

Simple analogs of a complex natural product may protect against loss of vision.

Japanese Petrochemicals p. 11

Mitsubishi Chemical and Asahi Kasei mull merger of petrochemical operations.

Business

At 50, Hovione Takes A Big Step pp. 30-34, 36 (Member Content)

Portuguese fine chemicals firm targets big pharma with a plant acquired from Pfizer.

Diversification p. 34 (Member Content)

The view from New Jersey.

A Well-Integrated Sideline Web Exclusive

Deal to supply an inhaler device to Daiichi Sankyo marks a big victory for Hovione.

Hovione Shapes China Manufacturing Site Web Exclusive

Reluctantly Green pp. 37-38 (Member Content)

AgraQuest seeks to take biopesticides into the agricultural mainstream.

ExxonMobil Boosts Its China Presence pp. 40-41 (Member Content)

Unfazed by economic slowdown, company starts up giant facilities, invests in shanghai R&D center.

Business Concentrates pp. 28-29 (Member Content)

  • Advanced Battery Buildup
  • Millions of dollars in public funding continue to drive plans to ramp up lithium-ion batteries...
  • Two Big Deals Are Finalized
  • Mitsubishi Rayon finally closed on its $1.6 billion purchase of acrylic plastics maker Lucite International...
  • BASF And Dupont Tangle In Court
  • BASF and DuPont filed separate lawsuits against the other in U.S. Federal Court for the District of Delaware over genetic traits...
  • Biofuels Firm HCL Raises Venture Funds
  • HCL CleanTech, a cellulosic biofuel start-up, has raised its first round of funding from venture capital firms Burrill & Co....
  • OriginOil To Patent Algae Technology
  • Algal biofuel firm OriginOil has filed for an international patent from the United Nation's World Intellectual Property Organization...
  • DSM Acquires Biogas Company
  • DSM will acquire privately held Biopract for an undisclosed price...
  • Chinese Firm Plans Sucralose Boost
  • Niutang Chemical plans to expand capacity for the artificial sweetener sucralose to 500 metric tons per year by 2012...
  • InnoCentive Sets Up Website With NPG
  • InnoCentive and the Nature Publishing Group have launched the nature.com Open Innovation Pavilion...
  • SC Johnson Will Aid Pyrethrum Producers
  • Consumer products maker SC Johnson and a project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development are teaming up to help Rwandan farmers boost production of pyrethrum...
  • Microsoft Acquires Merck Software
  • Microsoft will acquire assets from Merck & Co.'s Rosetta Inpharmatics unit that will allow the software giant to incorporate genetic, genomic, metabolomic, and proteomics data management software...
  • GSK, Concert Link For Deuterium Drugs
  • GlaxoSmithKline is betting on the potential of deuterium-containing drugs through a collaboration with Concert Pharmaceuticals...
  • SAFC, Cherokee Sign Distribution Pact
  • SAFC has formed an exclusive distribution partnership with Cherokee Pharmaceuticals under which Cherokee will provide analysis, testing, and warehousing of pharmaceutical ingredients...
  • Business Roundup
  • Dorf Ketal has bought the Intec Polymers, Lumena Resources, , AkzoNobel, LyondellBasell Industries, Dow Chemical, Dow AgroSciences, World Wide Wheat, Celldex Therapeutics has agreed to acquire CuraGen, Air Liquide, TorreyPines Therapeutics has decided to liquidate its assets and dissolve itself. The decision is subject to shareholder approval. In April, the company reduced its workforce to just three employees after having sold off or licensed most of its small-molecule drug programs to other firms.

ACS News

Admissions p. 64 (Member Content)

Oldest ACS committee may bow out as eligibility for membership broadens.

Government & Policy

Rethinking Grant Programs At NSF pp. 44-46 (Member Content)

Chemistry Division realigns programs to capture how science is done.

Pay For Delay pp. 47-50 (Member Content)

Deals that slow the availability of generics pit administration against drugmakers.

Government & Policy Concentrates p. 43 (Member Content)

Books

The Story Of Statins pp. 61-63

Recounting the discovery of a class of drugs that revolutionized cardiovascular medical care.

Employment

Staying Strong pp. 66-67

The economic recession tests employers' resolve to recruit a diverse workforce.

Awards

NOBCChE Presents Annual Professional Awards p. 65 (Member Content)

Carolyn Bertozzi Is Nichols Medal Winner p. 65 (Member Content)

Linus Pauling Medal To Stephen Lippard p. 65 (Member Content)

Fréchet And Ito Accept Carothers Award p. 65 (Member Content)

Science & Technology

Future Of Metals pp. 53-57

Developing sustainable supplies of metals will rely on smart product design and more efficient recycling.

NOBCChE's Gateway To Science pp. 58-60

Black chemists and chemical engineers meet in St. Louis for annual conference.

2009 Science Fair And Science Bowl Winners Web Exclusive

Students from across the country are recognized for their science knowledge.

Science & Technology Concentrates pp. 51-52 (Member Content)

Editor's Page

Pharma Is For The Long Term p. 3

The drug industry is a key contributor to longer life expectancies and better quality of life...

The Departments

Letters pp. 4-5 (Member Content)

Newscripts p. 72

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